The Scotsman: Westminster moves to outlaw abortion over disability could open new debate

In May last year, Lord ­Shinkwin introduced his Abortion ­(Disability ­Equality) Bill, which is due to be ­discussed very soon at the committee stage. This seeks to abolish ­abortion on the grounds of disability.

In the UK, discrimination on the grounds of disability is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010. But, according to Lord ­Shinkwin, ­discrimination against disabled people is still widespread, is even “enshrined in law” and has become “normalised”.

Read the full article here.